SET FREE PROJECT:
Women In Ministry has specified The Set Free Project of working with ministries in the restoration of sexual trafficking survivors (epcwomeninministry.org). Our goal is $20,000 to go to Transitions Global (Cambodia) and The Hope House (Asheville and Charlotte, NC). We will be giving all monies received through December 2013 to these agencies. We call on all you to help us meet this goal.
EPC CHURCHES ADVOCATING FOR SEXUAL TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES:
In conjunction with The Set Free Project, EPC churches are encouraged to formulate their own plan of involvement within their community. Many have done this. We would like to know how your church is involved (see contact information below).
Below are some of the churches who are involved:
- Lakeside Presbyterian Church (Brandon MS): On September 24, 2013, they held an educational dinner to learn more about the 27 million adults and 13 million children who are in slavery (labor and sexual). Interim Director of Women in Ministry Susan Nash was the featureed speaker. This event was the kick-off for a women’s study on the subject. They plan a church-wide dinner to follow in 2014 with the objective to educate people in the community on this increasing evil which exists right in the community.
- EPC of Plant City (Plant City FL): Human Trafficking Awareness Event is scheduled for October 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. featuring Emily Fitchpatrick, founder of The Hope House. This will be an opportunity to learn more about to how to help. All churches in the area are invited. Contact Deborah Schreffler Deborahschreffler@yahoo.com.
- Kirkmont Presbyterian Church (Beavercreek OH): Is sponsoring Unveiling This Century’s Slavery with Women At Risk International’s President, Becky McDonald, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in the church sanctuary from 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Program and shopping of jewelry/scarves for support. For more information, contact 937-426-8471.
- Northpoint EPC (Danvers MA): See the story of Route One Ministry explained by Bonnie Gatchell, Founder of Leading Voices Blog at www.epcwomeninministry.org.
We know other churches are involved in raising awareness and combating the evil of human trafficking. IF YOUR CHURCH IS INVOLVED, LET US KNOW at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to know your story.